Which movie will take home the Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards for Best Picture? This visualization explores how the eight movies nominated for Best Picture have performed so far in awards season, in the box office, and with fans/critics.
2018 has been quite the year for me personally and professionally. In May I accepted a remote Tableau developer position with one goal in mind: travel to different cities and decide where I wanted to move to. I fell in love with New York City and am planning on moving there in January (and as you can […]
Special thanks to Justin Davis, Michael Sandberg, Ryan Hall, Mark Bradbourne, and Matt Chambers. Set actions, released in Tableau 2018.3, are one of the most powerful new Tableau features since Level of Detail (LOD) expressions. Prior to their release, I had never used sets before. So, it took me a while to wrap my head […]
I previously wrote about how to change dimensions using set actions. However, I have since found a better, easier way that can work for metrics OR dimensions. Previously, you had to unselect a value before selecting the next. This method does not require that! This can be extended even further to add text for additional insight or […]
Image sliders or carousels are common features on webpages. Using Tableau set actions, transparent worksheets, and background map images, it is possible to cycle through a set of images. Clicking on one image brings up the next. Once the last image is shown, clicking on it automatically takes you back to the first. Navigation can be […]
In Tableau, to add multiple values from a table or any visualization to a set action, the user has to hold down command (on a Mac, control on a PC) while clicking all the options they want. But what if you want the control the number of items a user can select? Or you don’t […]
Viz in tooltips allow you to place entire worksheets inside the tooltip of another worksheet. This type of interactivity allows for additional information to be presented without taking up space on a dashboard (but be careful about placing important information in the tooltip, since you can’t be positive it will be seen). In the current […]
This week’s Makeover Monday looks at all the crossword puzzles created in the New York Times from 1993-2018 and breaks down how many of them were by women (with the caveat that 1993/2018 are partial years and puzzles where women collaborated are counted as by women). I almost passed on doing Makeover Monday this week, until […]
The What Set actions (along with table calculations) can be used to show dimension values that are similarly ranked to a selected dimension value. For example, selecting the city of Houston will show which 4 cities had sales, in the corporate segment, that were similar to Houston’s corporate segment sales. In this example, “similar” is defined […]
Patrick Mahomes, the 23 year old quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, has thrown 29 touchdown passes in the first nine games of the NFL season. The Kansas City franchise record for touchdown passes in a season is 31, set by Len Dawson 54 years ago. The NFL record for touchdown passes in a season is 55, set by Peyton Manning in 2013. Use this visualization to look at every touchdown pass thrown by Mahomes, including the yardage and receiver.